GEOFF COCHRANE is a Wellingtonian. Victoria University Press is soon
to publish Hypnic Jerks, a new collection of his poems.
Cochrane comments: ‘Something about the language of the piece
suggests the description “mock-allegorical”. Quite why I
should have wanted to write such a poem remains a mystery. It reads
like a screenplay or the digest of a novel; it’s like a sort of
opiated, Day-Glo 3D comic or storyboard. I hope.’
Poem: Little Bits of Harry